Presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan to be held in October 2011

From RIA Novosti:

BISHKEK, May 20 – RIA Novosti. Presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan will be held in October 2011, the deputy chairman of the Provisional Government of the Republic, Omurbek Tekebayev, responsible for constitutional reform, told journalists.

“The October 2011 presidential election should end, so as to organize a legitimate and peaceful transfer of power until January 31” – he said.

Tekebayev believes that all political forces “will be thrown out” on the October parliamentary elections this year,[2010] “since all the powers are concentrated in the Prime Minister, not the President.”

“The president will have a minimum of authority. The fate of the head of government will be addressed in the parliamentary elections”, – said the deputy head of interim government.

Tekebayev does not believe that the postponement of presidential elections to next year could lead to destabilization in the country.

Source: RIA Novosti

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One thought on “Presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan to be held in October 2011

  1. I don’t think the postponement of the elections will cause instability, but it shows that Kyrgyzstan is falling into the same old pattern. I will be shocked if elections are actually held then. Call me a pessimist I guess.

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